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April 2015 saw a few club members head off to Port Elizabeth to spend some time with our friends Silke and Rainer Shrimpf of Expert Tours. The weather was against us and the visibility a disaster but we made the most of it and had some fantastic encounters with Dolphins, Sperm Whales, Penguins, Raggy Tooth Sharks, Brydes Whales and Sea Lions.
Port Elizabeth by air
Welcome to Port Elizabeth - No Sardine Run today :-(
Its a wild place
Reminds me of the UK diving days :-(
Yes we did launch through this on day 2, Nigels face was a picture :-)
Bit calmer today :-)
Kit up and bar for ritual drinks :-)
A few dolphins today
You dont want to be a sardine around here.
Common dolphins upclose and personal :-)
Now if I was told there would be Penguins I would have known it was going to be cold!!
Sea lion thinks we cant see him I guess
Yes we are still here
Now they are big!
There she blows
Sperm Whale diving
Another day ends :-)
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Kareiga Game Reserve
Kenton On Sea SA
A couple of days R&R before the challenge of 6 days of bouncing around in the RIB, really great place to relax and wind down.
Very rare sighting of a Black Rhino .... so good at hiding the poachers cant find them either ... it still has its horns :-)
Water Buffalo part of the Big 5
Game on the plain :-)
Morning Coffee :-)
Highly invisible Elephants .... very hard to find in the bush!!
otherwise know as MacDonalds ... not because everyone has them for lunch! they have an M on their rear ends :-)
How cuddly am I?
All the same I think we will stay in the car,
Ukuzi Lodge - Home for a few days
Outside the room :-)
Clare canoeing again ... this time staying in the boat :-)
Kenton river runs to the sea a few miles along. Brackish water so no animals drinking here.
Room with a view .... and jacuzzi :-)
World famous White Rhino who was a victim of poachers and then starred on TV program where vets tried a skin graft over her missing horns. It failed but she recently had a baby and is in good health. The other 2 victims of the attack sadly died.
The White Rhino & 4 month old baby
Wildebeast or Gnu
[Latin Name - Donkeys in Pyjamas]
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